Daniel Wong is Chair of the Firm's Employment Law group with a practice that is focused on employment and labour relations.
He is frequently sought out by clients for his well-reasoned, practical and strategic advice for complex situations.
Daniel frequently advises employers on all aspects of employment and labour relations including executive compensation, employee hiring and terminations, employment standards compliance, unfair practice and human rights complaints, employee privacy issues and the development and execution of initiatives and policies.
He regularly represents employers before the courts on wrongful dismissal and provincial oﬀence matters, before various administrative tribunals on , employment standards issues, human rights complaints, occupational health and safety (OHS) investigations and workers’ compensation appeals, and before labour arbitrators on unionized employee grievances.
Daniel also conducts HR and employment audits on behalf of employers to ensure compliance with applicable laws and employer best practices.
Prior to joining WeirFoulds, Daniel practised at a large management-side boutique employment and labour law ﬁrm and a large North American full-service business law firm. Daniel also worked in-house as Employment Counsel and Privacy Manager at one of the largest national restaurant chain. As such, he is attuned to the needs of his clients as he was faced with their issues and challenges as part of this role.
Daniel is a frequent presenter at conferences and training seminars, and has also delivered guest lectures at York University in the areas of employment and labour law. Daniel is also a contributor to the LexisNexis Lexis Practice Advisor Canada employment law module.
Daniel is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Ontario), and a former member of the Board of Directors and former Vice-Chair of the Board for the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care.
Daniel uses his keen attention to detail and strong drafting skills not only in his legal practice, but also as a proof-reader for a number of award-winning authors who have appeared on the best-sellers list of the New York Times and USA Today as well as the Amazon Top 20 and the Audible Top 10 lists.
iManage in its acquisition of Closing Folders
Right-Health in its acquisition of Akira Medical
Stryker Corporation in its acquisition of NOVADAQ Technologies Inc.
Toronto-Dominion Bank in the sale of its indirect home improvement ﬁnancing assets to Financeit and Concentra.
Comark, Inc. in its sale of its retail business and assets to Pacific West Commercial Corporation.
A human capital management software developer, in its initial public offering (at the time, the largest technology company by initial market capitalization to launch an IPO in Canada).
A US paramedical information service provider on employment matters in connection with its acquisition of a Canadian insurance provider and a Canadian underwriting service provider.
A US rehabilitation technology company on employment matters in connection with its acquisition of a Canadian rehabilitation technology distributor.
Advising the CEO Search Committee of the Board of Directors of a leading national non-proﬁt entrepreneurship program on recruitment and executive compensation matters.
A Canadian industrial chemicals company on employment matters in connection with its acquisition of a Canadian chemicals producer.
A leading international cosmetics company on employment matters in connection with its acquisition of a cosmetics and skincare company.
A Canadian multinational specialty pharmaceutical company on employment matters in connection with the $425 million acquisition of certain dermatology assets.
A Canadian industrial chemicals and services provider on employment matters in connection with the $420 million acquisition of another industrial chemicals and services provider.
A US product-design software company on employment matters in connection with the $293 million acquisition of a Canadian application lifecycle management solutions provider.
A US telecom and data product manufacturer on employment matters in connection with the acquisition of a Canadian communications software solutions provider.
A dental products manufacturer on employment and workers’ compensation matters in connection with an internal reorganization.
Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario in respect of an application for judicial review
Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario in respect of a wrongful dismissal action and plaintiﬀ’s motion to amend pleadings.
Toronto East General Hospital in respect of applications for judicial review.
GO Transit in a suspension grievance of a driver involving the operation of a vehicle in an unsafe manner.
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) before the Ontario Labour Relations Board in respect of a union certiﬁcation application.
Repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading practitioner in Labour and Employment Law
- Member, Board of Directors, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL)
- Past Member, Board of Directors, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care (2011-2020)
- Past Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
Called to the Bar
- Ontario, 2001
- Queen’s University, LL.B, 2001
- Queen’s University, MIR, 1998
- Queen’s University, B.Comm (Hons.) 1997